Saturday, 23 August 2008

Linux video driver install not complicated, Max seems pleased

After years of taking on the Linux Video Driver Challenge I feel both anger and relief that the video driver install in Ubuntu 8.04.1 "Just Works (tm)" (take that Mac fanbois) and there was no mucking about in the xorg.conf (which I dutifully made a backup of just in case) file in text mode, dreaded black screen of death or having to extract a out of the binary drivers that the recommended Nvidia procedure missed, it was a simple click, wait for download and restart procedure.

After entering the admin password all I had to do was tick the "use restricted drivers box" and let Synaptic, Ubuntu's package manger do its work.

The downside of this is that I am no considered as 1334 as I previously was when I said I got the Nvidia drivers working under Linux

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